Archive for Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lawrence man treated and released for injuries after single-car accident on Interstate 70

May 28, 2011


A 45-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being involved in a single-car accident on Interstate 70 Saturday morning.

Just before 4 a.m., a 2006 Dodge Durango driven by Asrie Turner, of Lawrence, swerved to miss a deer about two and a half miles west of Kansas Highway 7 on I-70, according to a Kansas Turnpike Authority accident report. The sport utility vehicle then struck a barrier wall, the report said.

Turner was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.


maxcrabb 6 years, 9 months ago

"If you see a deer in front of you, brake firmly, don't swerve, stay in your lane and bring your vehicle to a controlled stop. It is better to hit the deer than to swerve and lose control of your vehicle and risk rolling over or hitting a tree or oncoming traffic."

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 9 months ago

My brother used to always say the same thing, there are a lot of deer strikes out in western Kansas. The reason is that at the very last split second, the deer will jump either to the right or left, and you have no clue which way that will be. But if you aim your car right at him, you are likely to miss him entirely.

But, always hit the brakes as quick as you can!

skinny 6 years, 9 months ago

I agree with maxcrabb, same thing with a dog or cat!!

Dec84 6 years, 9 months ago

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